War was declared between France and Germany on 3 August 1914. Our vintage postcard is dated 14 October 1914 and was sent by Raymond Langlois of Vernon in the Eure Normandy, to his friend M. Victor of Saint-Cyr-du-Vaudreuil, 30km away. M. Victor had been injured just two months into the ‘Great War’.
The short and loving message, sent over 100 years ago between friends, says something like this:
To: M.Victor, Chateau de Maigremont, Saint-Cyr-du-Vaudreuil, Eure
I was surprised to hear that you had been hurt, Louise told me and it seems that you are getting a little better. Hurry up true pal and look after yourself better next time. I wish you good health and good restoration, until then I send a hello and a handshake.
See you soon,
Today our thoughts are with those who lost their lives in war, those whose lives were changed, and the family and friends so often left behind.